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What Does Your Dentist Mean by a Dead Tooth?

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If your dentist tells you that you have a “dead tooth,” this means the nerve inside the tooth is no longer living. Often, the tooth will become discolored, usually yellow or gray. Sometimes trauma to the tooth is behind the nerve dying, and it can be quite painful. Other times, however, patients experience no pain at all.

Although it might sound like a dead tooth is a benign problem, this isn’t the case. A dead tooth can become infected, which can lead to other dental problems. If you know or think you have a dead tooth, it’s important that you call your Amherst dentist right away.

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Causes of Tooth Sensitivity (and Treatment Options)

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If the mere thought of eating something cold or drinking something hot makes you wince, you might have sensitive teeth. There can be a lot of different reasons for tooth sensitivity. But the good news is that there are treatment options.

Of course, it’s always a good idea to ask a top dentist in Amherst, NH, for their advice regarding tooth sensitivity. Meanwhile, read on for a list of causes and treatments for tooth sensitivity.

Top Reasons for Tooth Sensitivity

The reason you are experiencing tooth sensitivity will impact the best treatment. Some of the more common reasons for tooth sensitivity include:

  • Tooth decay
  • A tooth that is cracked
  • A tooth with enamel that is worn ...

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How to Get Your Child Ready for a Dental Cleaning

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Taking your children to the dentist for a professional cleaning is an important part of growing up. It’s important to keep young mouths healthy—even if the child still has only baby teeth. Visiting the dentist regularly as a child also establishes good habits that have a better chance of staying with them for a lifetime.

Visiting the dentist, even for a routine dental cleaning, can be a scary experience for kids. But there are ways you can get them ready for the children’s dentist in Amhert, NH. Here are some tips.

Start Them Young

Before your children even have teeth you can bring them into the dentist’s office for your own appointments. Getting ...

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Is It a Dental Emergency? Here's How You Can Tell

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Dental emergencies can feel frightening and overwhelming, especially if your tooth is broken or knocked out. But what if you're experiencing pain or sensitivity, and you're not sure if it's a true emergency? Here's some helpful information on handling dental emergencies and when you should call us.

Dental Pain or Sensitivity

If your tooth is feeling sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages, this is a good time to call us. If the pain goes away, you might be experiencing some decay that should be treated soon before it progresses further. If your pain is constant, this could be indicating a dental infection and should be treated right away.

The important thing ...

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3 Common Dental Emergencies - and What to Do!

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Dental emergencies are inconvenient and frightening, especially when you don't know how to handle them. The good news is that with the right team on your side such as Family Dental Care, you can remain calm and know that everything will turn out fine. Here are some helpful tips on handling 3 common dental emergencies.

A Chipped or Broken Tooth

There are actually a number of treatment options that can be utilized to fix a chipped or broken tooth, so gather as many pieces as you can an get to our office as soon as possible. We encourage patients to call us even if the chip or fracture seems small because chips ...

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Things to Remember During a Dental Emergency

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There is one thing that is sure about dental emergencies, and that is they're never convenient and they can be frightening and overwhelming. Well, Dr. Kenneth Edwards, your emergency dentist in Amherst, NH is here to remind you the first thing to do is to remain calm and don't panic. Our team at Family Dental Care is here for you and we'll make every effort to see you right away and guide you through the situation. Here are a few other things you can do during an emergency.

A Tooth Dislodged

For a tooth that has been knocked out or dislodged, contact our office right away because time is of the essence. ...

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Eliminating Your Child's Fear of the Dentist

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Bad dental experiences typically begin at an early age. Many patients had a tough treatment procedure, or unfriendly encounter with a dentist as a child, which may cause them to feel fear or anxiety about their dental visits as an adult. Unfortunately, this prevents many adults from getting much needed dental care. This is not the first experience we want to create for your child. Your children's dentist in Amherst, NH has some thoughts on eliminating dental fear for your child.

Exceptional First Visits

At Family Dental Care, we strive to set your child up for success at their dental appointments by making every visit to our office a positive and pleasant ...

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